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Re: Swift 419

Post by Ed » Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:42 pm

Experimental spinnaker (from an Enterprise)
mmmmmm....... interesting....


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Re: Swift 419

Post by Michael4 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:38 pm

Forgot to post here that as described in the for sale section, this boat is looking for new home.
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Re: Swift 419

Post by alan williams » Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:45 pm

Hi Ed
The Enterprise class did try out a spinnaker the one Joe Snawdon( a well known S.W. Ent. sailor), had on Sir Francis was about 420 size.
Rumours at the time mid to late 60's was that the Indian Ent. Assoc had adopted the spinnaker. Whether this was true or not I don't know. Alan Williams

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Re: Swift 419

Post by Michael4 » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:46 pm

alan williams wrote:Hi Ed
The Enterprise class did try out a spinnaker the one Joe Snawdon( a well known S.W. Ent. sailor), had on Sir Francis was about 420 size.
Rumours at the time mid to late 60's was that the Indian Ent. Assoc had adopted the spinnaker. Whether this was true or not I don't know. Alan Williams

Ah, not knowing about Enterprise class rules I accepted that this was an Ent spinny on the basis that that was the legend... and of course it is blue!
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Re: Swift 419

Post by JimC » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:37 am

As I recall the Enterprise CA got their knickers in a twist about their PY number some years back (mid 90s perhaps) and came to the very odd conclusion that the solution would be to adopt a spinnaker for handicap racing only. It never, as far as I can recall, got anywhere near enough popularity to get a published PY number, and one assumes that any club getting an entry for an Enterprise with an extra rag would surely have dropped the number. I wouldn't be surprised if most clubs had dropped the number by more than the actual difference the sail would make, because they mostly make less difference than most people think.

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Re: Swift 419

Post by alan williams » Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:46 am

Hi Jim
The trial I'm talking about took place in the late 60's.
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Re: Swift 419

Post by Michael4 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:28 am

Swift 419 has a new owner and is on its way North to Carsington, not a million miles from No 5...?
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Re: Swift 419

Post by PeterV » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:49 pm

Not at all, Carsington is close to Derby and not that far from Staunton Harold. I believe Carsington race cats too whereas I only have permission for a few trial sails at Staunton Harold.
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Re: Swift 419

Post by Michael4 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:46 pm

We lived in Derbyshire a few years ago. I remember Carsington as being a bit bare, having just been built. Understand it is much nicer now.

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Re: Swift 419

Post by Quarterton » Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:52 pm

I have just purchased a GRP swift as a winter project, all the fins etc. need replacing mast a tag short no sails , but I would like to know if these boat have a rotating mast as the foot seems to surggest.

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Re: Swift 419

Post by PeterV » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:30 pm

Yes, a rotating mast was standard.
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